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MANCHULENKO, Robert James (Bob)

MANCHULENKO, Robert James (Bob)

Manchulenko, Robert James (Bob)
1956 to 2017

Robert James Manchulenko, beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at home in West Kelowna on June 18th, 2017 at age 60 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bob is survived by Wife Heather, Mother Shirley, Uncle David, siblings; Michael, Craig and Shelley (Rick), nephews; Charles (Nikki) and Nicholas, Niece Michelle (Billy) and Great-Nephew Keenan, numerous relatives, close friends and canine companions Sadie and Hanna.

Born Oct 6, 1956, Bob was raised in Morris, Manitoba where he enjoyed all sports, fishing, hunting and all the joys of small town life. Bob lived in Manitoba until 1992 then moved to Kelowna, BC. Bob loved the Okanagan valley and all the outdoor activities on his doorstep. Nothing pleased Bob more than heading out on a camping adventure with Heather, enjoying a round of golf with friends, hiking with the dogs, gardening and working on his home and yard.

Bob was outgoing and friendly, making friends wherever he visited and worked over the years. Bob was always willing to help a friend in need and made a lasting impression on all he met. Loving thanks to all Bob

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Condolence Messages
  • Jun 29, 2017
    Short time golfing together but always enjoyable. You will be missed buddy.
    Walas family
  • Jun 21, 2017
    I will miss you Bob. We go back a long ways and always stayed connected. Your sense of humour and positive attitude was always a pleasure. We also shared 'new discoveries' in music, the odd round of golf and visits over the years. I'm sure you're now in a better place. All the best to the rest of your family.
  • Jun 21, 2017
    My heart felt condolences go to Heather and Bob's families....what a kind and gentle soul ...may he be at peace...hugz heather...please call me if there is anything i can do to help you..Kim
  • Jun 21, 2017
    Without a doubt ..one of the greatest all around guys I've ever known... he was never without a smile or laugh. . Always looking on the brightest side of everything...so incredibly sad but forever grateful I got to see him awhile back... I'm so deeply sorry Heather & family...he was one of a kind & will always be missed... rest easy Bob. ...
    Vicki merke (fedex)
  • Jun 21, 2017
    I will truly miss Bob, he was a good friend to me and especially to my bother Joey. Every time I would come to Kelowna Bob would make sure he came over to Joey's place and say hi. Bob was a good golfer and years ago back in Morris I nicknamed him Bernhard Langer because to me he looked a little bit like him. I will miss not seeing him anymore when I am in Kelowna. He was a great guy and like everybody is saying, I will miss that smile.
    Rest in peace Bob. Love you.
    Marty and Gail Johannesson
  • Jun 20, 2017
    So many memories, so hard to put into words. I will miss teasing Bob over the fence. I will miss his sunny smile. He came to my birthday so soon after we moved here and he knew so few people but he was the last to go. When it was time to go around the room and say something nice about the birthday girl I'll never forget his words, "She's so friendly and nice, she's a great addition to our neighbourhood". What a great way to make someone feel welcome. We used to have our little laughs at gatherings and I'll miss those. It's just not going to be the same around here without him. It hasn't been since this all began. Barely gone and already his presence is missed.
    Bob wherever you are, may the golf course be beautiful, never closed and may all your pain be gone. You will be missed.
    To Heather, we are here for whatever you need. Just call, email. You're not alone.
    KC & Puppies
  • Jun 19, 2017
    My sincerest condolences to Bob's family. Probably due to age difference I never knew him in Morris where I also grew up but got to know him while working for Carson Air. Very friendly guy willing to help out where he could.
    Dan Schroeder